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Romney Dives In To Competitive GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is appearing in a television ad for Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho). "The stakes are very high in th...

Chamber Of Commerce Witness Dodges Questions On Whether Climate Change Is Real

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Karen Alderman Harbert, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy testified at a hearing of the Senate...

Kate Sheppard

'I Don't Think We Have To Fear The Canadian Mounties Coming And Circling'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing Thursday to consider whether approval of Keystone XL, the proposed 1,660-mile pipe...

Do Right by Our Children: Enact Universal Pre-K

William Lynch III | Posted 03.13.2014 | Education
William Lynch III

If we are to remain the Greatest City in the World -- great for New Yorkers rich and poor alike -- we must develop a next generation prepared to take the reins. One tool to help alleviate poverty and nurture our young people is universal pre-k.

Obamacare Just Made Americans Richer Without Anyone Noticing

Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business

Glenn Beck once said Obamacare would mean "the end of prosperity in America forever." But so far, it turns out President Obama's 2010 health law is ac...

Dave Jamieson

Finally, It Might Get Easier To Unionize

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a judge struck down an earlier version in 2012, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will re-introduce a set of rules t...

Frustrating Obamacare Employer Mandate: What's In, What's Out and What's Next

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

For employers, following the Obamacare bouncing ball is frustrating and costly. After 11 delays and executive orders, the question remains: Is this j...

Tricks of the Trade That Block Climate Change Progress

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Julie Fox Gorte

The Clean Trillion will have a much better chance of succeeding if it isn't swimming upstream against the flow of public policy on climate change.

Dave Jamieson

Employers Won't Have To Tell Workers Their Labor Rights After All

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A surprisingly controversial rule that would have required businesses to hang posters in the workplace spelling out U.S. workers' labor ...

Paul Blumenthal

You Didn't Pay Attention To Money In Politics In 2013, So We Boiled Down The Whole Year For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The year after a presidential election, fewer people focus on campaign finance issues, but 2013 was well worth your attention. There wer...

Republican Leaders Battle Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

House Republican leaders and allied groups have hatched a strategy to weaken the influence of the GOP's most conservative members ahead of 2014 electi...

It's Time to Shine a Light on Dark Money

Philip Radford | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
Philip Radford

Make no mistake: Here in D.C., the secret political contributions from the 1 percent of the 1 percent of the 1 percent are doing as much damage to our environment as anything else.

Should Health Insurers Have to Tell the Truth About Their Political Spending?

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Both the AAN and Chamber have spent millions on ads calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While Aetna stands to gain financially from the law, it and other insurers have been critical of the potentially profit-threatening consumer protections and regulations in it.

Group Starts Big Campaign To Defend GOP Candidates

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Id...

Pro-GOP Groups Off To Slow Start

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The biggest Republican-leaning money machines are spending dramatically less to help the party ahead of the 2014 congression...

Republicans Wouldn't Like a Government Run Like a Business

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

How, exactly, on would a company run the government? Well, the Chamber of Commerce, whose tag line is "Standing Up for American Enterprise," has a few items on its wish list. Who better to tell us how a business would run the government than a group described as an "organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses"?

Labor Department Wants Safety Reports Made Public

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department wants companies to begin filing all workplace injury and illness reports electronically so they...

House Passes Bill Despite W.H. Veto Threats

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House voted on Tuesday for a bill that would delay rules for brokers who pro...

Have Artists Learned? Marketing and Selling During a Recession

Daniel Grant | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Some full-time artists may find that they need to get a part-time job, while others will put renewed effort into strengthening ties with current collectors and establishing awareness among prospective ones.

Paul Blumenthal

Here Are 24 Corporate Donors To The Nation's Largest Business Lobby

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report released Monday by Public Citizen's U.S. Chamber Watch lists some of the corporations donating major sums to the U.S. Chamber o...

Business Groups Assail Political Transparency

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Three of the nation's most prominent trade associations are striking back at a corporate disclosure study that concludes large companies are increasingly more transparent about their politicking.

America's Top Young Entrepreneurs Head to New York City for Empact Summit!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Once a year, Empact brings America's top young entrepreneurs together to share their ideas and form new relationships during the Empact Summit. I recently caught up with Sheena LIndahl and asked her to tell me more about the Empact 100 Showcase and the value of entrepreneurship.

Chamber of (Con) Commerce

Adam Resnick | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Adam Resnick

Any legislator that doesn't admonish the Chamber of Commerce and vehemently oppose their pro-corruption agenda might as well say that they support the corporate looting of the very people that voted them into office.

Christina Wilkie

Huge Business Coalition Begs Congress To Fund Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unusually broad coalition of trade associations and lobbying groups, led by the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued a letter Mo...

For the Public Good? Nonprofits and Political Donations

Robert A.G. Monks | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Robert A.G. Monks

The recent brouhaha about the IRS unfairly scrutinizing conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status illustrates just how sticky -- and political -- nonprofit and charitable status has become.